Jaret Godman pitched a complete game, and Nate Bartlett drove in two runs and turned a game-ending double play in a 4-2 win over Basic for the Class 4A state baseball title.
Palo Verde will play two-time defending state champion Basic at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bishop Manogue for the title. If Basic wins, a second game would be played to determine the champion.
The Gators have finished second to Palo Verde for three consecutive seasons but might have the team to beat Saturday. The meet begins at 12:45 p.m. at UNLV’s Buchanan Natatorium.
Nick Zuppas pitched 4 2/3 shutout innings, and Palo Verde claimed a 1-0 win over Bishop Manogue on Thursday in the Class 4A state baseball tournament at Bishop Manogue High School.
C.J. Dornak will look to keep things light in the dugout and lead the way on the mound as the Wolves look for their third consecutive state baseball title when the Class 4A state tournament begins Thursday in Reno.
Faith Lutheran’s Aidan Goldstein freshman shot 3-under-par 69 at Reflection Bay Monday to take the individual lead after the first day of the tournament.
Palo Verde senior pitcher Jaret Godman picked up two victories Saturday as the Panthers defeated Centennial 15-0 and 1-0 to claim the Sunset Region baseball title at Shadow Ridge.
Chris Verdugo had just two at-bats coming into play on Friday, but the Rancho junior made the most of his opportunity to hit against Coronado.
Nik Dobar pitched a complete game, and Centennial took advantage of a six-run fourth inning to earn a 10-4 home win over Palo Verde.
Coronado scored three times in the first inning en route to an 8-5 road win over Liberty on Tuesday in the first round of the Sunrise Region tournament.